What artistic tribute to Ducati would be complete without a rendering of Nicky Hayden on the Desmosedici GP13. I started this painting just after Laguna Seca when it was announced that Nicky would be leaving the team. I, like so many others, will truly miss seeing Nicky on the red bikes. He has been a tremendous asset to the team and ambassador to the brand. All while coaxing a ferocious bike that was not wanting to cooperate on the race track. For the Ducatisti, Nicky will always be a hero.
Born to Ride, my painting named in reference to his Full Metal Jacket inspired helmet, measures 21" x 29" and was painted in Winsor Newton transparent watercolor on Arches 300lb watercolor paper. It was a tough painting to complete but I'm very happy with it.